Angelique Kerber: “We’re not a tip favourites though we’ll be battling for each point”


It leveled a scores adult during 1-1 after her teammate Andrea Petkovic had before been degraded 6-1 6-3 by Marketa Vondrousova. In a wilful doubles, Anna-Lena Friedsam/Jule Niemeier usually usually missed out on causing a vital dissapoint when losing 6-4, 6-7 (2), 10-8 opposite a gifted Katerina Siniakova/Lucie Hradecka.

In a confront between a tip dual players during a finals – Barbora Krejikova is a universe No. 3 and Angelique Kerber a No. 9 – a Porsche Brand Ambassador tender with her grand tennis and fighting spirit. 3-0 down in a initial set, she came behind to initial block adult a compare during 4-4 and afterwards take a 5-4 lead. Also 3-0 behind in a tie-break, she battled her approach behind to go 5-4 adult but, after unwell progressing to modify 3 set points, she however eventually mislaid a set on a double fault. 

“I was so tighten to winning a initial set and was naturally unhappy that we didn’t succeed. Losing it on a double error was unequivocally annoying,” pronounced Angelique Kerber after a high-class match. “I attempted to forget a initial set and combine on anticipating my stroke as fast as probable in a second. And it worked a treat.” 

In a second set, she gave her opponent, who won doubles bullion during a Tokyo Olympics, a tennis lesson. She did not remove a singular diversion and, even yet a third set was a tighten affair, Angelique Kerber ran out a rarely deserved winner. After dual hours 18 minutes, she wrapped adult a rubber on her initial compare indicate to palm Porsche Team Germany a initial point. “The atmosphere in a locus was illusory eventuality yet they were fundamentally all for a Czechs,” pronounced a three-time grand impact leader after creation her 16th coming for Germany. “I wish we’ll get some-more than usually a one some-more possibility to suffer a atmosphere this week.” 

In a finals containing a world’s 12 best teams, usually a 4 organisation winners will progress. Only by winning their second organisation compare on Tuesday opposite Switzerland will Porsche Team Germany have during slightest a fanciful possibility of advancing to a semifinals. “Switzerland has lots of good players. We’ll watch matches of a tip class” says Andrea Petkovic. “The biggest plea for us players will be to get behind into a slit tomorrow. We’re apparently not used to personification again so fast after pang defeat. Normally a whole week goes by.”

In her opening match, Andrea Petkovic faced Marketa Vondrousova. The 34-year-old German, who has now incited out 18 times for her nation in a many critical women’s organisation foe creation her Porsche Team Germany’s many gifted player, battled tough opposite a Tokyo Olympics runner-up, generally in a second set. She however succumbed 6-1, 6-3 after 74 minutes. “Everything went opposite me today. we didn’t play well, and Marketa played unusually well,” she pronounced when summing adult her display. “What irritated me many of all was a fact that we was incompetent make a compare worse for her when we had a few chances during a start. She frequency done any mistakes and didn’t give anything away. we had to win all my points myself.” 

Jule Niemeier and Anna-Lena Friedsam

In a all-decisive doubles that usually finished after midnight, Jule Niemeier enjoyed an considerable Porsche Team Germany debut. Together with Anna-Lena Friedsam, a Porsche Talent Team actor took on a gifted Czech twin of Katerina Siniakova/Lucie Hradecka. They mislaid a initial set 6-4 yet came behind to win a second 7-6. They also gave a favourites a run for their income in a Champions Tiebreak yet eventually went down 10-8. 

The matches during a Billie Jean King Cup Finals are being televised live in Germany by a Tennis Channel International streaming service. 


Porsche Team Germany will foe a Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Prague from 1 to 6 Nov with a reduction of gifted players and earnest youngsters. The team’s series one is a Porsche Brand Ambassador Angelique Kerber. For her, a finals of a many prestigious organisation foe in women’s tennis is one of a season’s highlights. “We’re in a unequivocally clever organisation with a Czech Republic and Switzerland and we’re unequivocally not a tip favourites,” says a three-time grand impact leader before play gets underway in a Czech capital. “But we’ll be unequivocally certain going into a finals and will be battling for any point. Nothing is impossible.”

Porsche Brand Ambassador Angelique Kerber

Alongside Angelique Kerber, a inhabitant manager Rainer Schüttler has also nominated Andrea Petkovic and Anna-Lena Friedsam and a Porsche Talent Team’s Nastasja Schunk and Jule Niemeier for Porsche Team Germany that competent for Prague by violence Brazil in February 2020. The initial finals of a former Fed Cup will be played as a turn robin contest with 12 teams divided adult into 4 groups. 

Andrea Petkovic creation her 18th appearance for Germany

Having done 17 appearances given 2007 after initial being picked for a doubles in a gentle 4-1 win opposite Croatia in a World Group II quarterfinals on 21/22 April, Andrea Petkovic is Porsche Team Germany’s many gifted player. She claimed her seventh career WTA pretension in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) in Aug and afterwards distinguished her initial ever WTA doubles win during a Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. After creation her entrance in a 3-2 success opposite Japan in a World Group Playoffs in Toyota on 14/15 Jul 2007, Angelique Kerber has now incited out a sum of 15 times for Germany. The two-time leader of a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix won a Porsche upheld premiere of a Bad Homburg Open this summer and afterwards went on to strech a semifinals in Wimbledon and during a WTA1000 contest in Cincinnati. She also achieved impressively during a US Open. Anna-Lena Friedsam has played once for Porsche Team Germany – in a 4-0 win opposite Brazil in Florianopolis on 7/8 Feb 2020. This year she cumulative her second WTA doubles pretension in Nur-Sultan/Kazakhstan – a initial came together with Mona Barthel during a 2019 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart.

Andrea Petkovic

“We’ve been drawn in an impossibly tough group. Even yet dual of a Czech Republic’s tip players have had to withdraw, they’ve still got a unequivocally good team,” says Andrea Petkovic. She however feels that Porsche Team Germany is not chanceless: “With Angie and myself, we’ve got dual players able of causing an upset. Angie has had an glorious second half to a deteriorate and I’ve also had a flattering good year. We wish to go a prolonged approach and reckon we’re in with a good chance. But we’re good wakeful that we’ve been drawn in a toughest group.”

“Jule and Nasti have had a illusory summer”

Nastasja Schunk and Jule Niemeier are both creation their Porsche Team Germany debuts during a Billie Jean King Cup Finals. Supported in a Porsche Talent Team where they are prepared for a career as a veteran player, a earnest youngsters have endorsed themselves for a place in a organisation captained by Rainer Schüttler. The 18-year-old Nastasja Schunk distinguished a biggest success of her fledgling career when reaching this year’s Wimbledon juniors final. She also won dual of a many critical ITF tournaments. At a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, she got a ambience of WTA life for a initial time and afterwards reached a quarterfinals of a WTA contest in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her four-year comparison teammate Jule Niemeier done it all a approach to a semifinals during a WTA tournaments in Hamburg and Strasbourg. “Jule and Nasti have both had illusory summers,” says Rainer Schüttler. “They’ve done unimaginable swell this year.”

Jule Niemeier

Nastasja Schunk

Porsche Team Germany will be adult opposite tough opponents right divided in a organisation proviso in Prague’s O2 Arena. In Group D, Angelique Kerber and her teammates will take on a Czech Republic on 1 Nov and afterwards Switzerland on 2 November. The hosts have won a unaccepted universe organisation championship pretension in women’s tennis 6 times since 2011 – in a 2014 final opposite Porsche Team Germany that enclosed Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic. Even yet dual tip stars – Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova, both former winners of a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix – are missing, they are one of this year’s large favourites in front of their home crowd. With a reigning French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova and her associate Tokyo Olympics doubles bullion medallist, Katerina Siniakova, in a team, they will still have dual of a world’s best in action. Belinda Bencic, a Swiss series one, also became an Olympic Champion.

The Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Finals

The former Fed Cup has been renamed a Billie Jean King Cup this year. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) so recognises a efforts of a former American universe difficulty actor to foster veteran women’s tennis and players’ equal rights. The initial finals will be played in a new format with 12 tip teams divided adult into 4 groups in Prague from 1 to 4 November. Group A: France, Russia (Russian Tennis Federation), Canada, Group B: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Group C: USA, Spain, Slovakia, Group D. Porsche Team Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland. Each tie will contain of dual singles and one doubles. The organisation winners will validate for a semifinals on 5 Nov where Group A and C’s tip teams will face any other as will a Group B and Group D winners. The final will be played on 6 November.

Porsche in tennis

Porsche has been sponsoring a Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ever given 1978 and has also been a organiser given 2002. In a final opinion to take place, a contest in Stuttgart’s Porsche Arena was selected by a players as their favourite eventuality in a category. Within a range of a tellurian partnership with a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), Porsche is also a pretension partner of a “Porsche Race to a WTA Finals”, a central subordinate ranking for a WTA Finals. The Stuttgart-based sports automobile manufacturer is also a disdainful automotive partner of a WTA, a season-ending WTA Finals and of this year’s WTA tournaments in Lyon (France), St. Petersburg (Russia), Berlin and Bad Homburg (Germany), Cincinnati (USA), Linz (Austria) and a dual events in Cluj (Romania). As a reward partner of a “Deutsche Tennis Bund” (DTB – German Tennis Association), a association supports Porsche Team Germany in a Billie Jean King Cup (formerly a Fed Cup) and fosters up-and-coming players in a Porsche Talent Team and a Porsche Junior Team. Angelique Kerber, Julia Görges and Maria Sharapova give Porsche a face in tennis as Brand Ambassadors.